TMJ and Neuromuscular Dentistry
Miami and Coral Gables, Florida
Neuromuscular dentistry focuses on the alignment of your jaw and your bite. When your jaw becomes misaligned, it can lead to a variety of problems that affect both your oral health and your overall general health. Miami neuromuscular dentists Dr. Raul Garcia and Dr. Conchi Sanchez-Garcia can help correct alignment issues with your jaw and bite to alleviate painful symptoms and prevent the development of additional oral health issues down the road.
Dr. Garcia and Dr. Sanchez-Garcia have undergone extensive training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), the premier cosmetic and neuromuscular dentistry teaching facility in the nation. As a result, they have a thorough command of the most up-to-date techniques used to treat neuromuscular dentistry issues. This additional training ensures that you will receive the highest quality care with your neuromuscular treatments.
What is Neuromuscular Dentistry?
Neuromuscular dentistry seeks to find the optimal resting position for your jaw in order to correct alignment issues. Using a combination of dental restorations, orthodontics procedures, and orthotic mouthpieces, neuromuscular dentistry can make sure your bite and jaw remain in their proper place. This can help alleviate stress from the jaw muscles, which ultimately eliminates painful symptoms that affect your daily life.
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TMJ and Chronic Pain
Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD/TMJ disorder) is a very painful condition that can only be properly diagnosed and treated by a neuromuscular dentist. TMD develops as a result of your temporomandibular joint, the joint connecting your jaw to your skull, becoming misaligned. TMD symptoms can be very painful. Dr. Garcia and Dr. Sanchez-Garcia can use principles of neuromuscular dentistry to alleviate the painful symptoms of this debilitating condition.
One of the most common symptoms of TMD is chronic and severe headaches. These headaches are often misdiagnosed as migraines, leading to ineffective treatment.
Other symptoms of TMD can include:
- Ringing in the ears
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Jaw pain
- Facial pain
- Clicking or popping sound in your jaw
- Locking of the jaw, limiting your range of motion
- Uncomfortable and uneven bite
- Difficulty chewing
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Please contact our Miami neuromuscular dentists today to schedule your initial consultation. Miami Designer Smiles serves patients in the Miami and Coral Gables, Florida area.